. >>> bracing for hurricane sandy. we have a lot coming up this morning. we're checking in with virginia and maryland emergency management, plus pepco joins us with how they are preparing for outages, and tips on how to make it through the coming storm. >>> good morning. and welcome to fox 5 morning news sunday. first thing we want to do, of course this morning, what everybody wants to know, check in on the weather and you can see the wind picking up. the camera over crystal city, marine corps marathon this morning, and runners are out there in advance of the storm. as we said, gwen, good morning. >> things will rapidly go downhill into this evening, melanie, and we want people to take this storm very seriously, because it is a massive storm. we are expecting massive winds and torrential rainfall. looking at the rain bands in the coastal area, sandy is moving in a northerly direction right now. even though it is still far away, we are feeling the effects. light rain in some areas, but to the south, heavier rain as the outer bands push their way towards the mid-atlantic.